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Dynamic Network Factory First to Offer Control of Networked Storage with Solidcore® S3 Embedded™

Solidcore-based DNF SafeGuard™ offers total control, compliance, and security of data on NAS, iSCSI, and SAN Appliances

Orlando, Florida — October 24, 2005 — Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), a leading maker of high-performance NAS, SAN, RAID, and iSCSI systems, and Solidcore Systems, Inc., the leading provider of IT control solutions, have announced at Storage Networking World that DNF is the first manufacturer to offer networked storage integrating Solidcore's S3 Embedded software for complete control, compliance, and security of data on networked servers and workstations.


“Solidcore technology gives us a tremendous advantage over other storage OEMs, particularly those running Windows-based platforms,” said Mo Tahmasebi, president and CEO of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. "As we all know, managing risks in Windows environments is complex and costly, but by providing Solidcore’s S3 Embedded technology on our Windows-based systems, our customers are guaranteed a cost-effective way to maximize availability, reliability, and security via a simple and unified platform. I also recommend that all of my customers use Solidcore’s enterprise solutions across the board in their IT infrastructure."


Today, critical enterprise data resides on networked storage systems in heterogeneous workstation and server environments. Any storage appliance running a distributed operating system such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Java is susceptible to executing introduced code whether authorized or not. Without control of the run-time environment, system data can be lost, modified, or stolen.


"With more and more of our business-critical data stored on Windows-based servers, we have had to add proactive IT operations control to our arsenal of reactive measures such as antivirus software and vulnerability patches," said Stephen Courtwright, System Administrator of First Citizen's Bank, a DNF customer. "DNF is the only vendor that provides the storage availability and data protection we need while seamlessly integrating with our other data protection products,"


S3 Embedded enables manufacturers to incorporate Solidcore's unique Solidification™ technology into any computing device, including storage servers, among many others. Solidcore ensures that original device configurations can be maintained in deployment by preventing any unauthorized code from executing on any solidified device. With S3 Embedded, DNF is eliminating entire categories of data loss risk and security threats while offering unparalleled levels of quality, stability, and security to customers.


"With S3 Embedded, Solidcore has made it possible for OEMs to establish total control over crucial networked servers and workstations," said Robert Sandie, EVP of Corporate Development at Solidcore. "As manufacturers of embedded systems embraced standardized computing environments, DNF recognized that with the benefits of open platform development come serious deployment risks. Using S3 Embedded, DNF is taking advantage of the cost efficiencies of open platform development while delivering highly differentiated, closed devices with a resultant reduction in support costs."


About Solidcore
Solidcore Systems is the leading provider of IT control solutions that facilitate an organization's ability to gain cost-effective and categorical control of its IT operations and realize immediate and tangible value in change control, compliance, and security. Leading Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies utilize Solidcore solutions. Solidcore is a private, venture-backed enterprise software company with its headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Please call toll free (888) 210-6530 or visit www.solidcore.com for more information.

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About Dynamic Network Factory, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF) is a privately held company based in Silicon Valley (Hayward, Ca.). DNF started as a U.S. subsidiary of the publicly traded Japanese IT conglomerate, CSK Electronics, in 1989. In 1998, the company refined its strategy and began to focus the hardware group on storage solutions. Within a year, DNF's rapid growth resulted in its emergence as an independent, privately held spin-off. In 2006, DNF completed its acquisition of StoneFly Networks, an iSCSI storage pioneer and developer of complete, turnkey IP SAN solutions. Since its inception, DNF has designed custom solutions for organizations of all sizes and built products for many major computer manufacturers. Today, DNF consists of seven business divisions including StoneFly, DNF Security, DNF Professional Services, DNF Medical, DNF Defense, DNF Systems and DNF Storage. DNF has thousands of customers ranging from consumers and small-to-medium businesses, to government agencies, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit www.DNFStorage.com or www.DNFCorp.com.

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